from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To conduct or behave (oneself) in a particular manner: Comport yourself with dignity.
- intransitive v. To agree, correspond, or harmonize: a foreign policy that comports with the principles of democracy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Manner of acting; conduct; deportment.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To bear or endure; to put up (with).
- intransitive v. To agree; to accord; to suit; -- sometimes followed by with.
- transitive v. To bear; to endure; to brook; to put with.
- transitive v. To carry; to conduct; -- with a reflexive pronoun.
- n. Manner of acting; behavior; conduct; deportment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To be suitable; agree; accord; fit; suit: followed by with (formerly also by unto).
- To bear; endure: with with.
- To behave; conduct: with a reflexive pronoun.
- To bear; endure.
- n. Behavior; conduct; demeanor; manner of acting.
- n. A perverted form in trade catalogues. etc., of compote. 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. behave in a certain manner
- v. behave well or properly
Middle English comporten, from Old French comporter, to conduct, from Latin comportāre, to bring together : com-, com- + portāre, to carry; see per-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French comporter ("to behave") and its source, Latin comportare ("to bring together"), from com- ("together") + portare ("to carry"). (Wiktionary)